Cyberpunk 2077 Players Warned To Avoid Mods After Security Exploit Found

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Cyberpunk 2077 developers CD Projekt Red have had to issue a warning today that anyone deciding to install a mod for the game should “use caution” after a security issue was discovered.

The issue is a “vulnerability in external DLL files which can be used to execute code on PCs.” While the company works on a fix, they’re asking players to “please refrain from using files from unknown sources,” which would basically mean any mod.

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CDPR only launched mod tools for the game last week and, in true Cyberpunk 2077 fashion, things have not been going well.

Update - 8:25 a.m. ET, 2/5/21: CDPR says the security exploit has been fixed:

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.

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Prime Directive

This is bad luck for CDPR but shouldn’t be taken as a failure on their part (at least based on what they’ve said so far). From their explanation, they’re concerned about a vulnerability in a third-party library the game makes use of. It’s CDPR’s problem for sure, but it doesn’t look like it’s CDPR’s fault.